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June 8, 2015

23714532Beautiful Sacrifice (Maddox Brothers 3, Taylor)

Published May 31, 2015

4 stars

SYNOPSIS:

Falyn Fairchild can walk away from anything. Already leaving behind her car, her education, and even her parents, the daughter of the next governor of Colorado is back in her hometown, broke and waiting tables for the Bucksaw Cafe. After every shift, Falyn adds to her shoebox of cash, hoping to one day save enough to buy her a plane ticket to the only place she can find forgiveness: Eakins, Illinois. 

The moment Taylor Maddox is seated in Falyn’s section at the Bucksaw, she knows he’s trouble. Taylor is charming, breaks promises, and gorgeous even when covered in filth–making him everything Falyn believes a hotshot firefighter to be. Falyn isn’t interested in becoming another statistic, and for a Maddox boy, a disinterested girl is the ultimate challenge. 

Once Falyn learns where Taylor calls home, everything changes. In the end, Maddox persistence is met with Falyn’s talent for leaving, and for the first time, Taylor may be the one to get burned. 

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May 28, 2015

17985731SOMETHING WICKED by Teresa Mummert

Published May 26, 2015

4 stars

 

SYNOPSIS:

Gabby plays a very dangerous game…

Drake is eager to teach her the rules.

Gabby wants nothing more than to be an author, but she is stuck working for a magazine that she despises. When she is tasked to interview an actor at a movie premiere, she reluctantly sets off to do her job. Drake doesn’t make it easy for her and she lets her frustration get the best of her. She is soon thrown into his world and in over her head. 

 

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March 11, 2015

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Published March 10, 2015

by Atria/Simon & Schuster

5 stars

SYNOPSIS:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

At age twenty-one, Auburn Reed has already lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

To save their relationship, all Owen needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

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February 5, 2015

All-of-Me_1_website1-300x450 ALL OF ME (Inside Out #6) by Lisa Renee Jones

Published: February 2, 2015

Format: ARC

SYNOPSIS:

A mini novel at 50,000 words…Passion. Mystery. It all collides in the breathtaking ALL OF ME. He’s rich and famous, his past dark, but so is hers. Can they save each other? Or will the darkness tear them apart?

 

**Disclaimer** I received an ARC copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The views and opinions that I have expressed here are solely my own and in no way a representation of the views and/or opinions of the author, publisher, and/or distributor. 

MY REVIEW: 

The conclusion to Lisa Renee Jones’ INSIDE OUT series is one of the most heart-warming books I have ever read. It summed up the series perfectly. I believe, as readers, we got the closure from Rebecca’s death and from each couple that we have all been craving.

I’m amazed at Mrs. Jones’ ability to enthrall readers and suck them into this world of suspense and romance. The INSIDE OUT series will forever be one of my most cherished series. Her writing style is flawless and the overall storylines flow perfectly from one book to the other. I never wanted Chris and Sara’s story to end! We also get a glimpse of Mark and Crystal in this final installment, which makes this book even better than it already was.

If you love the previous books in the INSIDE OUT series then you will love this book too; maybe more so than the others because you finally see the HEA and how everything plays out. Lisa, summed up the storyline and gave each character a closing. I just really, really, really wanted more!!

 

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October 8, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR GENA SHOWALTER UNLEASHES THE MOST ANTICIPATED LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD TALE YET…

THE DARKEST TOUCH

November 25, 2014

The Darkest Touch_coverNow, from USA TODAY bestselling author Gena Showalter, comes THE DARKEST TOUCH, the eagerly awaited story of Torin—host to the demon of Disease—the most dangerous and wretched of all the Lords of the Underworld, a legendary group of powerful and seductive warriors doomed to a cursed eternal existence.

 As keeper of the demon of Disease, Torin carries a weight heavier than any of his ill-fated brethren. Knowing that his merest touch has the potential to kill untold innocents by infecting any creature with whom he comes in contact, Torin is forever destined to live a solitary existence, denied that which he craves most—love and companionship—as he struggles constantly to resist the deadly, lustful urges of his demon within.

 Keeley Cael, better known as the infamous Red Queen, has a serious grudge against Torin. As one of the most dangerous beings in existence, with the power to kill armies in a snap, Keeley gains her strength by forming mystical bonds with people she cares about, like her friend Mari. But when Mari is unintentionally killed by physical contact with Torin, Keeley vows to get vengeance by hunting down the deadly demon-host and destroying him.

 After Keeley finds Torin, however, she too is inadvertently stricken by his diseased touch. But then Keeley is stunned to discover that Torin is not the bloodthirsty killer she imagined, but a caring and noble protector who nurses her through her affliction. Even more surprising is the new invisible bond with Torin she suddenly feels through her irresistible attraction to him.

 Torin, likewise, is taken aback by the rampant desire he has for the Red Queen, a desire that has somehow quenched all his other deadly lusts. But Torin knows there is no happy ending here; Keeley is still an infected carrier and any further contact with him could prove fatal to her.

 When Keeley reveals to Torin knowledge of his origin, however, and of the existence of an object with the power to heal her and free him and his brethren of their plight, this accursed Lord of the Underworld finally allows himself to feel something he has not known in an eternity…hope.

 

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They would be a couple, she decided. Touch—pleasure— had been denied her for far too long. A fact his presence had never allowed her to forget. He’d had other girlfriends so he knew how to handle a romantic relationship. They could do this, could make this work. And they would be vigilant, cautious, never courting danger. All she had to do was get him to agree. There was no better time to try.
“I’m dirty,” she announced. “Absolutely filthy, and I’m going to take a bath.”
“Good for you.” So mocking. So unaware of his coming fall.
“Be a dear and help me remove my dress,” she said.
A strangled sound left him. “It has no ties, no zipper. You tug it on and off.”
“Well, good news, then. As strong as you are, you shouldn’t have any problems.” 
His gaze swept over her and heated. He licked his lips, as if he could already taste her. “What game are you playing, princess?”
“Does it matter?”
“Yes. And why the hell are you looking at me like that?”
“Like what?”
“Like I’m a hero. I’m not a hero. I’m a villain.” Did he not realize that only made her want him more?
“Well, be a good little villain and help me out of my dress.”
“No.” His tone dovetailed into guttural as he added, “I’m not going near you.”
He’s definitely tempted. How thin was his control?
“Very well. I’ll near you.” Hips swaying, she closed the distance between them. She reached out. He jerked away only to return—closer. She wrapped her fingers around his wrists and guided his hands to her hips.He resisted. At first.
 “Relax, warrior. We’re protected by our clothes.” His fingers clenched around her and held on tight. Did he think she would float away like a forgotten balloon?
“What’s…next?” he gritted. Not exactly surrender, but close enough. She leaned forward, careful as her breath fanned over his ear.
“All you need to do is feel good.”
“I can do that.” He tugged her against him. Suddenly they were flush, the softest parts of her cradling the hardest parts of him. A growl rose from low in his chest as if, in this stolen moment, he’d regressed into little more than an animal.
“I’m doing it right now.” The pleasure…thoughts of being careful evaporated like mist.
“Would you like to do more?”
“More. Yes.” His lips parted as he fought for breath. Eyes glazing with a wildness she’d never seen from anyone other than condemned prisoners, he squeezed her hard enough to bruise.
“I’m going to take more, and you’re going to like it.”
 
 
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About Gena Showalter:

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Gena Showalter is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines, as well as Entertainment Weekly. Her novel Red Handed has been optioned by Sony Television. Critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories,” while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise.” Her mix of humor, danger and wickedly hot sex provides wildly sensual page-turners sure to enthrall.

 

 

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September 30, 2014

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Something BlueA Love Inc. Novella

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Return to the Love Inc. ranch in this steamy, suspenseful follow up novella, where all three couples get a satisfying happily ever after.

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Elizabeth DeVille doesn’t belong at a party like this–one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.

Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.

When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter’s den of vices, she’s a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn’t have, and she’s come up with a foolproof way to get it.

Follow Elizabeth–code-named Scarlett–to the lush Nevada brothel where she’ll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that’s not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil’s mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.

**Mature Content Warning** Not recommended for readers under the age of 17 due to mature language, sexual content, and violence.

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ABOUT ELLA JAMES:

Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.

 

September 23, 2014

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If you read Beast part three, and you should have, since these are serials, I don’t think I need to entice you to one-click this novella. Beast and Annabelle are f*cked – and you know they’re f*ckING, too. Grab your guns and a few extra pairs of panties! We’re on the lam, and it’s sexier than ever.

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FROM HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY…
At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.

TO BRUTAL BEAST.
Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as Beast. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.

ONLY SHE CAN SAVE HIM.
Annabelle Mitchell’s stepfather is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to La Rosa, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When Beast sees her, he releases the warden and grabs the nameless girl who played a starring role in the worst night of his life. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.

BEAST PART TWO:

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Continue the dark, erotic journey of Annabelle, the warden’s daughter, and the man she’s pined for since high school. No longer Cal Hammond, actor, Beast is a brutal man who runs La Rosa Prison’s gangs from behind a shroud of secrecy and lies. Can Annabelle’s love save him from his tainted past, or will his deceit ruin both of them?

BEAST PART THREE:

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Return to La Rosa Prison as Annabelle tries to save Beast from his grizzly fate. Her tongue and hands are doing most of the saving.
Okay, not really.

There’s suspense and a healthy dose of smut, too. You know that’s how you like it…

 

 ABOUT ELLA JAMES:

Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.

 

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September 2, 2014

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The wait is over! ONE MORE CHANCE is here!!!

 

One+More+Chance ONE MORE CHANCE by Abbi Glines

Release Date: September 2, 2014

Published by Atria Books

 

SYNOPSIS:

Grant Carter did everything in his power to convince Harlow Manning that he was a good guy. More than a smooth-talker and someone she could trust. He had to overcome his reputation as a playboy, and his history with Harlow’s half-sister, Nan, a woman with a reputation of her own.

Harlow had taken the chance, falling hard and fast for the guy who thrilled her with his all-consuming desire. After a lifetime of avoiding bad boys like Grant, she had opened herself to the possibilities of love…

 But a life-changing secret has torn them apart, and now Grant and Harlow must decide if they have enough fight to make it work – or if the pain of betrayal has permanently destroyed their future.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of TWISTED PERFECTION, FALLEN TOO FAR, NEVER TOO FAR, JUST FOR NOW, WHILE IT LASTS, BECAUSE OF LOW, BREATHE, THE VINCENT BOYS, THE VINCENT BROTHERS, THE EXISTENCE TRILOGY.

 

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August 29, 2014

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worth forgiving cover WORTH FORGIVING by Vi Keeland

 Publication Date: August 21, 2014

 Source: TRSOR Promotions

 Format: Digital ARC

 My Rating: 5 stars

SYNOPSIS:

They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.

Daughter of legendary fighter “The Saint,” Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she’s no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That’s why she’s always kept her distance. But the day Jax Knight walks through her door she’s captivated by his charm. Stunningly handsome, well mannered, Ivy League educated, and confident, he shatters all the preconceived notions she’d come to think were true about men who trained to fight.

But falling for someone so soon after her breakup wasn’t something she’d planned on. And definitely not something her ex plans to allow.

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August 25, 2014

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Final round 6 cover DOM WARS ROUND SIX by Lucian Bane & Aden Lowe

Publication Date: August 13, 2014

Genre: BDSM Erotic Romance

 SYNOPSIS:

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES EIGHTEEN AND UP DUE TO EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, AND STRONG LANGUAGE

When Gladiator Inc, an adult toy company expands their market to familiarize the ‘vanilla’ world with the elements of BDSM, the result is a pay-per-view reality show with video feeds streamed live to subscribers. The show, Dom Wars, is a competition to determine the Top Dom that will become the spokesperson for the company.
The contestants all wear cameras to film every moment and angle of the competition, while they complete various challenges to determine who has ultimately Dominated various elements of themselves.
The hero and heroine of the series, Lucian Bane and Tara Reese, have barely made it into the Sixth and Final Round of Dom Wars. This week-long Survival Round will determine the Top Dom, once and for all.
The contestants are taken to an uninhabited island, where they will have to cross formidable jungle terrain. First Dom to reach the boat anchored on the other side of the island wins the million dollars and the title.
Seems simple. Except Lucian’s old adversary, the Sadist Jase Duff from Round One, has been tasked with making sure none of the five teams make it to the boat.
If he is successful, he wins the prize, only it’s not money that Jase Duff cares about, its revenge on Lucian and Tara. And his sadistic need to inflict pain makes it game on

 

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